Hi there Jack;
Ambitious!! So, just to make sure I have this straight, you wrote this in 1959 and it was performed live by the College Band? How was the music received? I think it is wonderful and most admirable too, that you have this bona fide link to your past, a sure connection to your personal thought processes from back then, till now, like a causeway across time.
Thanks for sharing this innovative and impressive example of your involvement in music - really speaks volumes about your commitment to music/art.
Love it. Like the James Brown stingers @ 1:45 followed by what must have been the inspiration for "close Encounters" alien tone dance. And then there's the drum solo. Great overture. Awesome!
Also enjoyed your mock-ups of some favorite pieces.
Thanks very much for listening, and for your kind comments.
David, I appreciate your rescuing it from the oblivion of the inner pages to which it had floated unimpeded the last time around. I'm still trying to unlock the secrets of a really effective rendering, but I know I'm not there yet.
SD, this was performed at Bennington College in Vermont, where I had a Teaching Fellowship. As far as I can remember, I think it was fairly well received. I had some opportunity to make some suggestions during a rehearsal prior to the performance.
Squoze, I believe the piece predates your references, but I appreciate your comments.